Wednesday, October 27, 2021 UTC

MAY 16 & 19: SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE 1ST ECUMENICAL COUNCIL & BYZANTEENS VIRTUAL EVENING OUT FOR MAY

 holy_fathers2 MAY 16: CONFESSION – 08:30 AM, DIVINE LITURGY – 9:00 AM (LIVE-STREAMED), DIVINE LITURGY – 11:00 AM; BYZANTEENS VIRTUAL EVENING OUT – 6:00 – 7:30 PM (SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS); MAY 19: DIVINE LITURGY – 6:00 PM.

PROPERS: https://mci.archpitt.org/sheetmusic/general/PS7_Sunday_FathersFirstCouncil_DL.pdf

Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here: https://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/livestream

This day commemorates the 318 God-bearing Fathers who gathered in Nicaea in 325 at the request of the Emperor, Saint Constantine the Great, to address the heresy of Arianism together with other issues that concerned the unity of the Church.

The Gospel Reading is from John 17:1-13, which is often called the pontifical prayer of Christ. Jesus encouraged the disciples to face bravely the coming tribulations and He raised their spirits through prayer.  Jesus prays for us because He knows how difficult it will be for us to keep our faith and avoid temptation. By praying, He teaches us that when temptations overtake us, we should put everything else aside and look to God.

BYZANTEENS VIRTURAL NIGHT OUT FOR MAY: ByzanTeens, join us for a Virtual Evening Out on Sunday, May 23,2021, 6:00-7:30 PM:  The Power of the Holy Spirit. To make sure you get the link to the Zoom meeting room on time, please register on or before May 22, 2021. If you have any questions please email Deacon Tom Shubeck at [email protected] To register, please go to this website: https://form.jotform.com/201673768553060